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    The Starlight Highway


    Activity in Mackenzie , Canterbury New Zealand

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    One of New Zealand’s newest themed routes, the Starlight Highway links Fairlie and Twizel with Tekapo and Aoraki/Mt Cook in the McKenzie Basin, providing access to some of the darkest and clearest skies on earth.

    The Aoraki/Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve is the only one in the southern hemisphere and 1/11 in the entire world, representing one of the best places to lay back and enjoy the night sky anywhere.

    The views of the stars, planets, Magellanic clouds, Milky Way and the iconic Southern Cross are second to none, all set with Mt Cook and the southern alps as the backdrop, making for awesome views and stunning night time photos.

    When the sun rises, the fun doesn’t stop, with awesome views of the lakes and alps available from Tekapo, while Mt cook is the hiking capital of New Zealand and is home to the Hooker Valley Track, one of the worlds best short walks.